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Old 04-16-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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I'm a HUGE David Attenborough fan and that's why I picked-up Blue Planet on Blu-Ray. I understood it was shot in 35 and 16mm and is only an Improvement over the DVD in the slightest of ways... But, like I said - Big Fan here.

I've owned 2 now and sent both back. I can deal with the barely passable HD but the Audio is dreadful and terribly annoying. At first I thought some of the Music was using some synthesized effect as part of the Soundtrack to make the Music sound like it was Underwater (which makes ironic sense), but when I compared it to my DVD, the Blu-Ray is definitely having some Audio problems.

It sounds like some strange phasing problem that kinda wobbles and sounds underwater. Very strange indeed.

There was a short time where Amazon stopped selling it right after I returned the two I bought, I assume, because of this problem, but now its back up for sale.

I'm curious if anyone else has had this problem... and if the problem was fixed by the BBC Studio folks... and... If it indeed was fixed, is there a way to know what the fixed version is before buying it?

FYI: I'm playing it on my PS3.

Thanx!!!
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Hiya:

I'm a HUGE David Attenborough fan and that's why I picked-up Blue Planet on Blu-Ray. I understood it was shot in 35 and 16mm and is only an Improvement over the DVD in the slightest of ways... But, like I said - Big Fan here.

I've owned 2 now and sent both back. I can deal with the barely passable HD but the Audio is dreadful and terribly annoying. At first I thought some of the Music was using some synthesized effect as part of the Soundtrack to make the Music sound like it was Underwater (which makes ironic sense), but when I compared it to my DVD, the Blu-Ray is definitely having some Audio problems.

It sounds like some strange phasing problem that kinda wobbles and sounds underwater. Very strange indeed.

There was a short time where Amazon stopped selling it right after I returned the two I bought, I assume, because of this problem, but now its back up for sale.

I'm curious if anyone else has had this problem... and if the problem was fixed by the BBC Studio folks... and... If it indeed was fixed, is there a way to know what the fixed version is before buying it?

FYI: I'm playing it on my PS3.

Thanx!!!
The audio is a major disappointment indeed. There are definitely times where his voice sounds slightly sped up, sounds out of phase and whatever else you described. This isn't your player, just a piss poor release.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:19 PM   #3
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The audio is a major disappointment indeed. There are definitely times where his voice sounds slightly sped up, sounds out of phase and whatever else you described. This isn't your player, just a piss poor release.
Dang... and the Audio on the DVD is MUCH better too!
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:00 PM   #4
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Darn,

was about to finally pick this up to get rid of the horrid MPEG-2 artifact-ridden DVD set when I read about this audio problem. Sheesh!
LOSSLESS audio... something that belongs on EVERY Blu-ray Disc. Every one. Warner and Paramount: take a lesson.

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Old 04-19-2014, 12:18 AM   #5
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Darn,
was about to finally pick this up to get rid of the horrid MPEG-2 artifact-ridden DVD set when I read about this audio problem. Sheesh!
Its a conundrum... The image is just the teensiest bit better than the DVD... But it is better. The Audio is awful on the two I owned. Very disappointing.

It still seems so odd to me that a Blu-Ray Company would go to all the trouble to Re-master (sorta) and Re-author a Blu-Ray... and it turns out basically not as good as the crappy DVD...
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